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EVERYONE’S FAVORITE, MAC & CHEESE SMACKDOWN!
Northern Kentucky, the gloves are off as the Tri-State’s most talented chefs go head-to-head in a CHEESY-SMACKDOWN! You decide who will be named the MAC & CHEESE CHAMPION by People’s Choice Voting live at the event.
Join us on Thursday, July 14, 2022, for the Rusty’s Mac n’ Cheese Annual Smackdown and get your taste on! This event has limited tickets so don’t wait to get your tickets. All ages are invited.
Each Exhibitor will agree to provide 500 1-3 ounce samples of their submitted Mac N Cheese recipe to be in the running of the People’s Choice Golden Noodle Smackdown Champion. You will be provided a 6 ft table with black linen. The Exhibitor is responsible for displaying and serving their Mac n Cheese Dish.
Included: Branded Visibility at the event, Logo on all social media platforms, print advertising, logo included in two email blasts with website link. 4 General Admission Lanyards for workers at the event.
Event Timing: Thursday July 14 th 5:30 pm to 8:30pm
Event Address: Newport Syndicate, 18 E 5th St, Newport, KY 41071
Rusty’s Mac n Cheese Smackdown PROUDLY SUPPORTS SAAP BY DONATING A PORTION OF TICKET SALES FROM Rusty’s Smackdown LLC.
SAAP’s purpose is to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes.
Virtually all the pets we save have been abused and neglected. They’ve been dumped on highways, or remote country roads. Abandoned in public parks, empty houses and dark alleys. We’ve even saved dogs left chained behind buildings after their owners had moved away.
Rescued animals often make the best pets. Pets from Stray Rescue seem to understand that they have a second lease on life. In return for a little affection and attention, these remarkable animals reward their new owners with a love and loyalty unmatched anywhere.
18 East 5th Street Newport, Kentucky 41071
Meet Rusty, a brother to 7 siblings and a friend to many more. Rusty had a love for animals and mischief! Rusty was born on July 14, 1966 on National Macaroni and Cheese Day! Although he left us at a young age, we still cherish many fun stories from his time here on earth.
This event was created in his honor by his little sister, Mary. We hope that you create some cherished stories and memories with your family and friends at the Rusty’s Mac n Cheese Smackdown!!
In honor of America’s Cheesest holiday, facts about the Mac!
The true origins of the dish are somewhat of a mystery, but it’s believed to have been introduced to northern Europe in the late 1700s. The first documented recipe for mac n cheese was written down in 1769.
Thomas Jefferson was thought to be the first to introduce macaroni to America after falling in love with the dish on a trip to Paris, but he reportedly used the word “macaroni” as a general term for pasta.
In the depths of the great depression, classic Kraft boxed man n cheese was introduced to the public. The main sales pitch was that you could feed a family of four for 19 cents.
Over the years, the dish has been reinvented with healthy substitutes and additions such as cauliflower, butternut squash and bolder flavors.